Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Newcastle, Australia
10 Jul 2019
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09 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Newcastle Australia is a dynamic and global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and real-world impact. We have a proud history of achievement and we celebrate our successes as individuals and as an institution. For over 50 years, our outstanding educators have achieved a long list of accolades and our world-class researchers are recognised for their contribution to many fields of inquiry.

The University is seeking a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) to join the University Executive and work with the new Vice Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky to propel his vision for the University and expand its reach and impact internationally. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will lead a transformation of academic and educational endeavours whilst also continuing to ensure the foundation of quality assurance, strong student outcomes and that the University’s commitment to equity and access is maintained.

The University’s commitment to student experience and positive outcomes for graduates is fundamental to all aspects of learning and teaching across the University’s six campuses. With a five-star rating for overall experience and ranked first in New South Wales for social equity, the University is proud to be committed to delivering exceptional student experience for all students who attend the University.

Demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and change management experience, the appointed candidate, will have the ability to conceptualise and execute university wide strategies that enhance student learning and experience. Candidates should have an intimate understanding of current trends in the higher education sector with regards to student-centric learning and teaching, and innovative pedagogies and technologies. Credible candidates will possess a distinguished personal track record in either research or teaching within a tertiary environment.

The University of Newcastle will be supported in a global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact Lara Connolly at or on +61 2 8354 4025.

For more information and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference 4208.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9th August at midnight AEST 2019.